STORY OF THE DAY
Pandemic economy fuels property investments across SEE

Story of the week

22
Oct
2021

Pandemic economy fuels property investments across SEE

by Property Forum
Investment sentiment among property companies has improved since the start of the pandemic and developers are adapting to emerging demands, suggested speakers during the post-COVID-19 investment and asset management strategies panel of SEE Property Forum 2021, Property Forum's annual event in Bucharest.
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Industrial

22
Oct
2021

Industrial joint venture worth €90 million launches in Romania

by Property Forum
Element Industrial Founder Ionuț Dumitrescu and Sascha Dragic, the Founder of Superbet Group, have launched a new joint venture (JV) in the industrial and logistics sector.  
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WDP’s ongoing investments in Romania at €102 million CTP expects accelerated yield compression CTP buys seven industrial buildings in Romania

Investment

21
Oct
2021

BIG CEE raises €55 million at Israeli stock exchange for Balkans expansion

by Property Forum
BIG Shopping Centers Ltd., the controlling shareholder (~95%) of BIG CEE, successfully raised NIS 205 million (approx. €55 million) by issuing secured bonds in the Israeli stock exchange by refinancing the following shopping centres: BIG Fashion Kragujevac, BIG Kruševac and BIG Fashion Outlet Inđija.
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Crossbay makes two acquisitions in Warsaw and Łódź Colliers: Momentum builds throughout EMEA markets in Q3 ČMN buys three office buildings in Prague

Office

21
Oct
2021

AstraZeneca expands at Postępu 14 office building in Warsaw

by Property Forum
CA Immo has signed a lease extension agreement in the Warsaw office building Postępu 14. AstraZeneca Pharma Poland has decided to stay in the building for another 5 years and lease an additional 3,000 sqm of modern workspace. Consequently, the seat of AstraZeneca Pharma Poland in Warsaw will amount to ca. 21,000 sqm, which represents more than 60% of the building’s entire area.
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JLL: Warsaw office market is slowly stabilising Nooka Space adds smart offices in Cluj-Napoca New leases drive Budapest’s office market again

Residential

21
Oct
2021

Wing completes structure of Budapest residential building

by Property Forum
Kassák Passage, the second phase of LIVING’s Kassák project, has reached its highest point. The project features 262 units and is located close to the Váci út office corridor. It is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022.
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NEPI Rockcastle starts first residential investment in Bucharest Meta Estate Trust invests in Sibiu-based mixed-use scheme Colliers establishes Living Services business line in CEE

Retail

21
Oct
2021

BNP: A rosier future is ahead for commercial real estate

by Property Forum
The commercial real estate market, together with many other economic areas, after being impacted heavily by the Covid pandemic, is undergoing recovery. These positive indicators are also mirrored in the retail real estate sector. Recent figures indicate that retail parks and convenience centres are recovering strongly as are discount shops, while large shopping centres are reporting increasing footfall levels, optimistic economic outlook; these are the key highlights from Q3 of the year. The analysis of the retail real estate sector was prepared by experts from BNP Paribas Real Estate.
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JLL: Polish retail market to return to pre-pandemic levels Nivy mall in Bratislava welcomes 330,000 visitors on week one Indotek completes renovation of three malls in Hungary

Report

21
Oct
2021

SEE Property Forum 2021 – Award winners announced

by Property Forum
Property Forum is excited to announce the winners of its first-ever SEE Property Forum Awards. The winners of each category were selected by our jury committee, comprising the crème de la crème of the Romanian real estate industry. The awards, celebrating the best projects, most impactful transactions and most inspiring personalities of the Romanian market, were presented at our Awards Gala and Exclusive Networking Party in Bucharest last night, part of our annual SEE Property Forum conference.
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The office is still important but in a different way SEE Property Forum 2021 – Award shortlist announced The property sector needs to speed up carbon reduction initiatives

Interview

20
Oct
2021

The major challenge is the construction price

by Michał Poręcki
Roger Andersson, Managing Director of Vastint Poland talked to Property Forum about the accelerating residential property prices, faith in hotel investments in Poland, and constantly rising construction costs.
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Younger Poles attach less importance to owning an apartment Residential prices in Poland will continue to rise Retail was hit hard but it will bounce back

Career

19
Oct
2021

Maximillian Mendel to lead Zeitgeist AM in Poland

by Property Forum
Zeitgeist Asset Management has announced that on January 1st, 2022, Maximilian Mendel, one of the most experienced practitioners in PRS, student housing and other fields in the living sector, will assume the position of Managing Director of their Polish subsidiary.
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JLL strengthens Living Investments team in Poland GTC Poland appoints new Commercial and Development Directors Romania's Meta Estate Trust names new CFO

Hotel

04
Oct
2021

One United and Le Manoir buy boutique hotel in Buzău

by Property Forum
Romanian developer One United Properties and Le Manoir, a domestic gastronomy group, have jointly acquired the boutique hotel Carpathian Lodge Măgura from Buzău, in a deal worth €2.35 million, according to ZF.ro. 
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Regesta takes 17,500 sqm in Hillwood Wrocław East Hotel market in Poland faces major changes Radisson Blu Cluj to open in 2022

Economy

01
Oct
2021

Material shortages threaten the construction sector’s recovery

by Property Forum
According to the UK analyst of Euroconstruct, Harvir Dhillon, material shortages have plagued the construction industry over the past few months. In tandem with rising inflation, global construction activity has experienced a supply-side shock that looks set to persist well into 2022. Disruption in the supply chain has been driven by a number of factors, from the constrained capacity of sawmills and steel mills to environmental factors such as the forest fires seen in major timber exporters like the United States and Sweden, to name but a few.
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Hungary levies 90% tax on construction materials Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania to gain the most from more EU funding Hungary's construction industry surprises with February slump

New leases

  • 108 Agency Slovakia has secured a lease of 3,392 sqm for a confidential client in the Plus Centrum office building located in Bratislava.
  • Wella Company, a beauty start-up will move to Brama Miasta by Skanska in Łódź. On approx. 1,500 sqm the company will open their newly created Shared Services Centre – as many as 200 people will work there, including their new IT Center of Excellence.
  • Dover, a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider, has leased 1,170 sqm in Globalworth Plaza. The company has a global team of over 24,000 employees and an annual revenue of around $7 billion.

New appointments

  • Colliers Poland is developing its Workplace Innovation department – Karolina Dudek, PhD has just joined the team as Associate Director. She will use her skills in organisational diagnosis, knowledge of research methodology and design management expertise to support the shaping of sustainable work environments.
  • Cromwell Property Group has appointed Piotr Goździewicz as senior investment manager for Central and Eastern Europe. He will be responsible for executing a variety of investment strategies of Cromwell and its capital partners in the region with a focus on Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • CBRE Czech Republic appointed Jiří Stránský the new Head of Sustainability. He will be responsible for creating and coordinating solutions for complex ESG strategies, which react to the ever-growing trend of corporate social responsibility and a sustainable approach to the environment in accordance with the Green Deal for Europe.

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